Equity and Diversity in Undergraduate STEM

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Equity and Diversity in Undergraduate STEM

The EDU-STEM network coordinates teaching and research through evidence-based classroom experiences across the biology curriculum. The four objectives are:

  • Reveal differences, if they exist, in the cultural climate for women and minorities in STEM disciplines (initially focusing on biology) as a function of geography, institution type, and cultural profile of the participating departments;

  • Increase the number of faculty in the United States that are familiar with barriers to inclusion in STEM, and can apply evidence-based techniques for countering known barriers;

  • Develop a community of faculty that can serve as leaders—at their home institutions and nationally—in inclusive teaching and assessment;

  • Identify cultural factors associated with a shift towards evidence-based teaching, especially pertaining to inclusive teaching.

These activities will be integrated throughout thousands of students’ first and second years of higher education, and all of them involve evidence- based techniques and experiences.

Where is EDU-STEM?

The points on this map represent our Year One partners. EDU-STEM is still growing, so check back occasionally to watch as the network progresses!

Monthly Spotlight

Celebrating Community College with Catherine Creech

Research and theory are an important part of advancing education—but they’re useless unless someone puts them into action. Catherine Creech is an instructor who does just that, working hard every day to improve her students’ experiences and education as a whole.

Catherine is a professor at Mt. Hood Community College, an institution based in Gresham Oregon. She teaches biology classes and labs, and is currently on year 3 of 4 in a tenure track. When not in the classroom, Catherine can be found attending the local Mushroom society meetings. Read the full story.